Emilian Geczi manages the Center for Humans and Nature’s philanthropic relationships with individuals, foundations, and other partners and supporters.
Emilian has a Ph.D. degree in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, where his main research focused on natural resources and town planning in the context of rural community change. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Social Science from Shimer College in Waukegan, Ill.
Prior to joining the Center, Emilian worked for the Chicago Wilderness alliance, where he built partnerships for conservation and engaged public agencies, nonprofit organizations, corporate partners, and philanthropic foundations in a collective effort to connect children and families with local nature. He is the recipient of a TogetherGreen Fellowship from the National Audubon Society and Toyota in support of his efforts to build bridges between conservation agencies and community organizations.
Emilian is a native of Romania.